Jackson, who has been treated for bipolar disorder, allegedly spent $40,000 on a Rolex watch using campaign funds.
authorities have a separate investigation looking into
former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson, who was paid nearly $5,000 a month from her
husband’s campaign fund through her consulting firm, J. Donatella &
Associates. The firm continued to be paid even after Jackson Jr. checked
into the Mayo Clinic
last year. The former congressman did not campaign for the November 6 election, save one robo-call.
When Jackson Jr. resigned in November, he noted the federal investigation into campaign spending, though he named his health issues as the catalyst for his resignation.